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Dazzling At Disney: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Going 15-Years Strong

Posted October 16, 2014 by jmurray

If you can’t multitask, then Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is not the show for you. This festive, theatrical experience features dazzling acrobatics, unbelievable human stunts and some really breathtaking usage of simple things like bicycles and trampoline. This super-silly, but completely engaging circus-on-steroids has many elements—some of them you’ll see all happening at once. [...]

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Vanessa Bell Calloway
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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted September 17, 2014 by jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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Kym Whitley
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The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Posted September 15, 2014 by jmurray

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will take place at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. at 6pm. [...]

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NeNe Leakes: Preparing To Make Her Broadway Debut

Posted September 3, 2014 by jmurray

NeNe Leakes is headed to Broadway! The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star will make her debut on The Great White Way in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The 46-year-old reality star will play Madame, the evil stepmother opposite KeKe Palmer.  When Leakes starts her run on Nov. 25, she’ll follow former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd [...]

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Sherri Shepherd & Keke Palmer
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Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History With “Cinderella”

Posted August 5, 2014 by jmurray

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title character in the stage show. Outgoing “The View” host Sherri Shepherd will also star in [...]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Posted June 26, 2014 by jmurray

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when it opened to critical acclaim on Nov. 3, 2013. Despite having previously announced that Grammy [...]

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Audra McDonald in Lady Day
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Audra McDonald: Marvels As Billie Holliday In “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Posted June 25, 2014 by jmurray

Want know why Audra McDonald is the most-celebrate performer in Tony Awards history? Well, just go see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and you will understand why! The six-time Tony Award winner is transfixing as Billie Holliday in the musical set in a seedy joint in North Philadelphia where the ‘God Bless the [...]

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Kandi & Todd
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Kandi Burruss: Preps Wedding Special & Releases Play DVD

Posted May 5, 2014 by jmurray

Bravo is gearing up for the June 1 debut of Kandi Burruss’s latest spin-off series, “Kandi’s Wedding.” The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star will chronicle her road to the alter with fiancé Todd Tucker in a wedding series showcasing their journey. In a clip (posted below), you will see the R&B singer gearing up for [...]

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After Midnight
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Diva Delight: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole To Join “After Midnight”

Posted April 30, 2014 by jmurray

On the heels of garnering seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, the hit Broadway show “After Midnight” has announced three music veterans will join the impressive roster of all-star entertainers who have been featured in the musical. Grammy winners Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will each star in “After Midnight” this summer [...]

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Michelle Williams
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Michelle Williams: Touring With Pop Powerhouses In “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Posted April 9, 2014 by jmurray

Michelle Williams has been cast as Mary Magdalene in the long-running global musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The Grammy-winning member of Destiny’s Child will hit the road this summer for an arena tour of the acclaimed show. Williams will tour alongside fellow musicians including N’Sync’s JC Chasez (Pontius Pilate); Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd (Judas Iscariot); [...]

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